It goes without saying that 2020 did not turn out as we had envisaged. The Covid pandemic hit us in March and the mediation world, as others, scrambled to respond to a ‘work at home’ directive. Relationships Scotland had signed up to the Scottish Mediation Charter and planned to partner with Scottish Mediation to raise…

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Family mediation helps families in conflict understand and communicate with each other better so they can make practical plans for the future. Our trained mediators understand the complexity of family life, separation, divorce and family restructuring. They won’t take sides, make judgements or give advice. They work with families in conflict to help them communicate…

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Parents can often find it difficult to talk with their children about separation, or to listen to their children’s views about changes in the family. When children and young people don’t know what is happening, they can sometimes think that the separation or changes are their fault, or they might worry that the separation will…

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At the start of Family Mediation Week 2021 we invite you to watch the video at the link below to see what happens at Family Mediation and find out how it can help parents who split up to discuss and agree a positive way forward for them as a family: watch video 86% of mediation…

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We have launched the recruitment for our next delivery of the Certificate in Couple Counselling.  This is a post qualifying COSCA-validated specialist course for experienced counsellors. The Certificate in Couple Counselling (Cert CC) provides additional specialised training in counselling adult couples and working with relationships. The course is practice-based with supervised placements available across Scotland.…

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These are unprecedented and challenging times. Protecting our physical and mental health, and that of our children, is a priority. Relationships in families can be very important in helping us through stress, but they can also come under strain themselves. There are particular challenges for children currently whose parents live in different homes. Some top…

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